ANKARA — Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced on Dec. 5 that he would be visiting Armenia next week, marking a first diplomatic push since the protocols between the two countries signed in 2009 which foresaw the development of relations, including a decision on opening the borders, was shelved, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

Davutoglu said he accepted Armenia’s invitation to attend a meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation in Yerevan on Dec. 12.

“Turkey is one of the founding members of the organization. Its headquarters are located in Istanbul, where Armenia, which is a member of the organization, also has a representative. I received the invitation and decided to accept it after consulting the president,” Davutoglu told reporters during a press conference in Ankara.

Davutoglu met with his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandyan earlier on Dec. 5 during a council of ministers gathering of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. He also held meetings with his Azeri counterpart Elmar Memmadyarov and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss talks on the thorny Nagorno-Karabakh issue which Ankara considers as key for a thaw in its relations with Yerevan.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

French President to Visit Armenia in May

PARIS — The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia…

Dr. Levon Chookaszian to Speak on “The Armenians of the Crimea and Romania as Seen Through Their Art”

FRESNO — Dr. Levon Chookaszian, Director of the UNESCO Chair of Art…

Turkish Men Desecrate Armenian Surp Takavor Church in Istanbul

ISTANBUL — Three people were detained on Monday after footage of men…

Armenian Caucus Congratulates Nagorno Karabakh Republic on 25th Anniversary of Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chairs Representatives Frank…